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800X Powder Isn't All That Bad

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by oleolliedawg, May 2, 2007.

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  1. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    I recently purchased some 12lb. cans of 800X for a ridiculous price. Real slow burning stuff that doesn't meter precisely as the flakes are very large. My Spolar with the vibrator seems to keep 95% of the charges within plus or minus .2 grain variation. 20.7 grs in a Remington hull with a Fed. 209, 1 1/8 oz. shot and a Rem. TGT wad has surprisingly mild felt recoil. Nice tight crimps seem to help with the burning leaving just a few flakes in the bore. I recently even managed to clear off a nearby pavillion of spectators as the report is rather loud.

    I guess what I'm saying is please don't throw away that old 800X you tried and didn't like. It's much better than you think!!
     
  2. Tripod

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    Can't get it to flow in my mec at all
     
  3. Sgt. Mike

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    It won't go through the P/W 900 or 2000 accurately. Too many bloopers! Michael and Jane
     
  4. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Supershot, sounds like an interesting system especially with the small diameter bushings needed for 28 GA loads!!
     
  5. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    At $5 per Lb. I found adding ear-muffs over my plugs was a small price to pay for this bargain. Removing un-burned particles from the breech face on my K-80 between shots improves my concentration somewhat!!
     
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    waaaay back when I was still to reloading (early '90's), I found that 800X burned very dirty. The inside of my bbl's looked like I'd been burning coal in 'em.
     
  7. Quack Shot

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    It works great in some pistol loads as well.
     
  8. Doug Mc

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    You are right "it's not all that bad" -- it's AWFUL -- I purchased a 12 pounder for 20 ga. skeet loads -- could not get it to drop out of a 9000 MEC with any sort of consistency -- tried to use it up making 12ga. loads -- not much better -- I was never so glad as when I saw the bottom of the can -- used lots of 700X with no problems -- I would think when they developed 800X and made it the size of cornflakes there would be problems with getting it to drop -- first and last time with that stuff
     
  9. cubancigar2000

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    I would be interested in any 800 x that is for sale
     
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